Monday, October 5, 2015

The Queen of Heartbreak Trail: The Life and Times of Harriet Smith Pullen, Pioneering Woman by Eleanor Phillips Brackbill

In all honesty I was blown away with this book. It is like reading a grown up version of "Little House on the Prairie". The best part is that it is all true and is really an amazing and comprehensive account of a very important part of American history. Namely, the travel to and settlement of the west. It is a riveting story of the author's ancestors including where they came from, why they chose to move west, and the struggles they faced. The center piece or person of the story is an incredible lady by the name of Harriet Smith Pullen. Yes, she is the same lady who is also known as "The Mother of the North" but this book gives more life and details of her accomplishments and determination to make a good life for herself and her family. The amount of time and effort the author must have taken to pull this book together in a readable format is commendable. The book may not appeal to everyone but it most certainly will to those who love history. I really recommend this book. It will give you a more personal account of the people who lived in "pioneer days". I received a copy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley for free in exchange for an honest review. I am so impressed with this book that I actually went a bought another book the author wrote :)

Four out of Five Stars

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